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RC701 Road Shoe Sole

Shimano
RC701 Road Shoe

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Shimano�s RC701 Road Shoe is built for competition with its light yet rigid carbon fiber composite sole, supple high-density synthetic leather with perforated venting that conforms to the foot yet breathes, and its optimized Dynalast toe-spring section that promotes a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke.

Features & Specs:

  • Ultra-rigid, lightweight carbon fiber composite sole.
  • Fatigue-fighting Dynalast toe-spring section.
  • Supple high-density synthetic leather with perforated venting..
  • Micro-adustable dual independent Boa® L6 dials.
  • Adjustable powerzone wire guide.
  • Combined fore and aft cleat-adjustment range of 22mm.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Cleats may have been mounted leaving minor marks on the soles. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

 

Mfg PartNum: ESHRC701MSLCL01 

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Great shoe / great vendor
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by tkollig
Cycling Enthusiast
midland, mi

These shoes fit great and the upper is soft. The sole is plenty of stiff for aggressive riding. I wore them now for ~400mi and really like them.

I was unsure about sizing but I called the vendor and they gave me info about shimano's sizing variations.

Returns would have been easy (according to that conversation) but The shoes fit perfectly.

Reviewed 8/9/2020
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Happy Feet
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by Me from here
Cycling Enthusiast
SF Bay Area
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I have been waiting to buy these shoes, I had to wait for my Shimano SH-R171's which were a solid purchase to wear out before I deserved new shoes. I have had shoes from Sidi, Mavic, Garneau, Northwave, and Shimano. The Shimano shoes seem to be the best at combining comfort and power transition at the right price. More toe box space than the previously mentioned shoes and great overall feel. The Boa closures are really sweet and super easy to use, my Garneau' also has the Boa system but placed differently, the Rc7's placement is more comfortable and secure to me.

Reviewed 1/3/2020
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Very nice shoe for the price
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by Rick
Cycling Enthusiast
Orem, Utah
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

These are light, comfortable, stiff and really do the job. They might not be on the highest end of the shoe war but I doubt you'd notice much difference if any against the bigger dollar shoe. Super glad I pulled the trigger to buy them. You really cannot go wrong with them. I ended up with about 12 size larger for better fit.

Reviewed 1/2/2019
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RC701 - Awesome shoes
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by cf55
Cycling Enthusiast
Kent, WA

I have a hard time finding shoes that fit. Shimano shoes are the best fitting shoes for me. These have a larger toe box, which is very important for me. The shoes are really stiff and still comfortable. I have noticed the positive difference in my pedal stroke. I love these shoes and will always buy shimanos with carbon soles going forward. I wish I would have bought these years ago.

Reviewed 8/8/2019
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Excellent shoe
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by Anonymous
Florida
2 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Excellent shoe for all seasons in Florida. The right amount of stiffness and very light. Becoming my go to shoe.

Reviewed 1/17/2019
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Nice riding shoe, Uppers scuff after few rides
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
4 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

Very nice looking riding shoe, which look great out of the box. Perfect summer shoe. Fit my foot really well. Downside is that the graphics start rubbing of the synthetic upper when you clip as you flick the pedal over to clip in.

Reviewed 8/2/2018
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Fantastic road shoe at a reasonable price.
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by Anonymous
Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Immediate impact on my performance. This shoe has a design that seems to promote proper technique while maintaining comfort. My average speed has increased by 1 mph. Love the design, the uppers are a little hard at first, but after a few rides the shoe breaks in nicely.

Reviewed 3/30/2018
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Comfortable and stylish, too much volume in toe for my foot.
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by Trevor
Cycling Enthusiast
Texas
Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I really like the shoe style, comfort, stiffness and price. The toe has too much volume for my foot . I will have to try alternative foot beds to get it just right.

Reviewed 9/4/2017
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Super comfortable, stiff sole for max power transfer. Light weight for riding and racing. With Boa adjust while riding.
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

Use it for my daily commute. Climbing has become easy with lot of power transfer.

Reviewed 8/14/2017
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Great shoes for the price
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by Ron Bridges
Cycling Enthusiast
Germantown TN
Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These have quickly become my favorite pair of bike shoes

Reviewed 8/8/2017
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I have a very average foot and Shimano soes fit me real well, I've been happy with the shoe.
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by Jeff
Competitive Racer
Bend, OR
Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I use this shoe for my triathlons that I do. I like the quick tightening and loosening feature of the Boa. I prefer this shoe over triathlon specific shoes because it is stiffer. The only very slight drawback that I have encountered is putting on rain, cold weather and aero booties. My booties fit quite tight and tend to pull up and release the Boa system when I'm putting the booties on and off.

Reviewed 5/17/2017
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Good road shoe
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by Anonymous
Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Great fit. Light weight. I would recommend

Reviewed 8/27/2018
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Fantastic for my feet on long rides.
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by Paul
Cycling Enthusiast
Indiana

ive struggled to find cycling shoes that are comfortable on longer rides. every other shoe ive tried started giving me hot spots around mile 20 and ive just had to deal with the discomfort. i decided to try these out and boy am i glad i did. the toe box is generous and comfortable. i did a 50+ mile ride the day after i got these and at mile 50 my feet felt great. no hot spots at all. easy to adjust on the fly if need be as well which is nice. overall im very happy with these so far.

also the shimano size chart is different from your standard EU to US sizing. i got a 48 based on shimanos chart (usually i wear a 46-47EU, 12US) and they fit perfectly for my size 12US feet.

Reviewed 9/11/2020
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Good value, light and stiff
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by Back roads fan
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Vermont

I upgraded to these shoes when they were on sale, from almost 20-year-old lace-up Lake shoes. The boa system makes it so much quicker and easier to put on and remove the shoes. I am still getting used to how to fine tune the tightness of the two boas. The action is so smooth that it is easy to over tighten the lower adjuster. I find that I need to leave the tightness less than what I thought was needed and make small changes to optimize the fit.

The ventilation is good as advertised. I can feel the air move through the shoe when it is hot out.

Reviewed 8/24/2020
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Stiff, light,
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by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Portland, OR
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I wanted a solid Shimano road shoe with double-BOA and this fit the bill. They feel very stiff (10 out of 12 according to Shimano's own scale, FWIW) and the fit is great, I have wide-ish feet and Shimano usually works well for me. The BOA is super convenient, I've found myself making adjustments a couple times while riding which I haven't done before.

Reviewed 4/13/2020
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Roomy and well ventilated
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by East Bay Cyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
SF Bay Area
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I've always worn Shimano cycling shoes because they offer a nice size toe box for me, not that I have big toes but they have always been roomier than say SIDI for example. The RC7's are spot on, plus they seem well ventilated for those hot summer rides coming up. Not the stiffest sole I've experienced, but great for me. Lightweight carbon sole and of very comfortable. I love the twin BOA dials for getting a snug fit. The shoe last seems to be the same as previous models so I bought my usual size (46) without any worry.

Reviewed 4/29/2019
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Nice shoes!
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by Eric
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern Colorado
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These are my first try of a shoe with the BOA dial system. My other shoes are entry level with velcro closures- not bad but was wondering what the improvement in a nicer shoe would bring to the riding experience.

There are definite differences. The new shoes feel a bit lighter than the old, I like the BOA and the snugness of the fit, the soles are very stiff and it feels like an actual improvement in power transfer, especially out of the saddle.

The cons it's difficult to get them on, and they chafe a bit above the heel the back of the shoe. I'm thinking this will improve as they break in with use.

Reviewed 4/25/2019
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Awesome shoe
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by MKE biker
Cycling Enthusiast
53051
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Great looking shoe. Feet are really locked in with no slipping. My only complaint is that the material buckles on the insteparch area. Looks a little wide and sloppy looking down on it. It has happened with other Shimano shoes I have owned. Other than that awesome shoe.

Reviewed 11/26/2019
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Really nice shoes
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by Anonymous

Purchased after getting too much toe and foot burn with some high end Sidis. More room in toe box with these. Doing well after 1000 miles and an Ironman. Boa dials are nice.

Reviewed 9/9/2019
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good shoes
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by Anonymous
Greater Vancouver Area, BC

double boa helps grip foot where needed.

very easy to adjust mid ride.

stiff sole.

good ventilation.

there is a slit on the tongue of the shoe which needs to be centered at all times, if not circulation would be restricted.

overall good shoe.

Reviewed 7/15/2019
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